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NANAIMO CRUISE SHIP TERMINAL

Location:

Nanaimo, BC

 

Client:

Nanaimo Port Authority

 

Contract Value:

$15M

 

Type of contract:

 

Start Date:

August 2010

 

Completion Date:

April 2011

 

New 350 ft floating dock capable of berthing 1,050-foot vessels

Looking at the opportunity to attract a growing, high-value tourism industry, the Port of Nanaimo decided to upgrade its infrastructure to accommodate the largest cruise ships in operation. VanPile built and assembled a new floating concrete pier, consisting of two concrete pontoons to create a structure measuring 350 ft by 50 ft by 20 ft. A new pedestrian bridge was also constructed to move passengers from the float to land. Construction of a new Cruise Ship Terminal which included:

  • Land densification (Vibro float) for the terminal building;
  • Dredging; Access trestle consisting of steel pipe piles, concrete caps, girders, and slab;
  • Steel transfer bridge connecting the trestle and pontoon;
  • The design-build of a concrete pontoon float with open cells
  • Two float mooring dolphins consisting of galvanized steel pipe piles and cap;
  • Three berthing dolphins consisting of steel pipe piles with a concrete pile cap;
  • Four mooring dolphins consisting of steel pipe piles with a concrete pile cap;
  • Six walkways/gangways.